We were drifting slowly forward as in a dream, with faraway Tejano music filling the air.
She considers herself as living in “a kind of drifting house that becomes a home wherever I happen to live.”
Our cars will chide us if we tailgate and watch us as we drive and jolt us awake if are distracted or drifting off to sleep.
The greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next.
Strong currents and winds, however, mean any debris could be drifting up to 31 miles a day eastward, away from the impact zone.
The snooper was drifting aimlessly about, avoiding the parked vehicles.
On the instant, he threw off his coat and sprang far out after the drifting body.
"We must have been drifting for at least twelve hours," he said half aloud.
The night was hot and dark, moon and stars obscured by drifting clouds.
But these tidal pressures did not occur during the whole time of our drifting.
an extreme motor sport in which race cars slide sideways on racetrack turns
c.1300, literally "a being driven" (of snow, etc.); not recorded in Old English; either a suffixed form of drive (v.) (cf. thrift/thrive) or borrowed from Old Norse drift "snow drift," or Middle Dutch drift "pasturage, drove, flock," both from Proto-Germanic *driftiz (cf. Danish and Swedish drift, German Trift), from PIE root *dhreibh- "to drive, push" (see drive (v.)). Sense of "what one is getting at" is from 1520s. Meaning "controlled slide of a sports car" attested by 1955.
late 16c., from drift (n.). Figurative sense of "be passive and listless" is from 1822. Related: Drifted; drifting.
A gradual deviation from an original course, model, method, or intention.
Movement of teeth from their normal position in the dental arch because of the loss of contiguous teeth.
See genetic drift.
A variation or random oscillation about a fixed setting, position, or mode of behavior.
(also drift out, drift away) To leave; depart: Beat it. Drift (1960s+ Underworld & prison)